Big Hero 6 Movie Review
Disney’s Big Hero 6 opens in theaters on Friday, November 7 with the short film Feast showing before the movie begins. My family was invited to attend a preview screening of the show in order to provide a movie review to my readers.
My family loved both Big Hero 6 and Feast, the short that ran at the beginning of the movie. The only complaint that we had was the theater was having a problem with the 3D projection during the short and the beginning of the movie that made the 3D glasses ineffective. After the theater staff were notified, the projection was quickly fixed so I suspect that it was a theater problem rather than a movie issue.
In Ann Arbor, both Quality 16 and Rave Cinemas are showing Big Hero 6 in both 3D and 2D showings.
Big Hero 6
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.
Big Hero 6 Review:
All three of us loved Big Hero 6. The movie had lots of action, and plenty of laughs, although parts of it were sad. My daughter said the movie was not scary and she would recommend it to other kids.
My daughter loved Baymax, the inflatable medical robot that was originally created by Hiro’s brother. She thought Baymax was particularly funny and told me that one of her friends would really like the movie because of Baymax’s fist bump actions. While she thought Baymax was really funny, her favorite character was GoGo (no surprise that she picks a girl as her favorite character).
My husband meanwhile likened the character of Fred to Shaggy from the Scooby Doo series. I enjoyed the movie’s setting in the fictional city of San Fransokyo – an amalgam of San Francisco and Tokyo. It was neat to see the iconic elements of both cities combined into one.
Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel comic, so it shares several characteristics with Marvel movies. Those with eagle-eyes will spot the typical cameo by Stan Lee. Also, be sure to stay through the end of the credits for a post-credit scene. I had heard that there was a scene, so we made sure to stay. As we were waiting, I asked my daughter if she had noticed Stan Lee. She hadn’t and had been unaware that Big Hero 6 was based on a Marvel story. Marvel fans will particularly enjoy the extra scene.
Boilerplate From Disney:
“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6.”
In the tradition of other Disney shorts (like Paperman and Day/Night), Feast has no dialog. We enjoyed the show despite the issues with 3D throughout the short. Even with the projection issues, there were a couple of scenes that elicited laughs throughout the theater.